How Does Natural Defense Work?
Certain plants contain compounds that give them the ability to defend themselves against insects. Natural Defense is a synergistic blend of botanical extracts including peppermint oil, cinnamon oil and lemongrass oil. This combination of oils significantly enhances the pesticidal activity of Natural Defense.
Octopamine is a key neurotransmitter found in insects, it is the insect’s equivalent of adrenaline. It regulates their heart rate, behavior and metabolism. The unique molecular structure targets and blocks octopamine neurotransmitter receptors in insects. Blocking octopamine results in a total breakdown of the insect’s central nervous system. As mammals, fish and birds have no receptors for octopamine, the ingredients do not have this affect on them… or people!
Directions for Use
Do not use on animals under the age of 12 weeks. Do not get this product in your pet’s eyes or mouth. Do not bathe pet within the first 24 hours after squeeze-on has been applied. Households with more than one pet should not allow pets to groom each other until solution has dried. Pets may be treated indoors or outdoors. Safe to repeat application as often as needed. Apply contents of one tube as a spot or stripe, starting high on the back of your pet’s neck to in front of the shoulder blades. In order to help reduce the occurrence of fleas and ticks, this product is best if used year around.
How to Apply
Remove product tube from package. Holding tube with notched end pointing up and away from the face and body, cut or tear off the narrow end at the notches. While holding the animal with one hand use the other to apply the solution. Invert the tube, and use the narrow end to part the animal’s hair while gently squeezing to apply to the animal’s skin. Hold the animal for a few seconds to give the solution time to be absorbed into the animal’s coat. When finished, wrap the tube in paper and put into the trash.